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Braves vs. Cardinals Series Recap: Atlanta Takes Two Against Hot-Hitting Redbirds

The Atlanta Braves entered their series this week with the Cardinals losers of seven straight games, and after stumbling yet again on Monday the club battled back to take the final two games. The Braves finished their regular season stint with a 5-1 record against St. Louis, an impressive feat against the league's highest scoring offense.

The Braves dropped game one of the series by a score of 8-2. Tommy Hanson was not sharp early in the game, and Lance Lynn had his way against a depleted lineup. Their losing streak was now at eight games, which was the worst streak in nearly a decade.

Atlanta ended that streak on Tuesday night behind strong pitching performances from Randall Delgado and the bullpen. Dan Uggla's three-run homer proved to be the difference as the Bravos went on to claim a 5-4 victory.

The series finale saw Tim Hudson get out to an early 5-0 lead thanks to home runs from Brian McCann and Freddie Freeman in the first inning. Hudson was unable to hold the lead and eventually exited in the sixth inning, but the offense clubbed around the St. Louis bullpen throughout most of the night on their way to a 10-7 win.

Atlanta now will have a much needed day off on Thursday before hitting the road once again. They will begin a three-game series with the Nationals on Friday evening.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.